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May 28, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Help Introduce Resolution Marking May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI) in introducing a resolution marking May as Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. The resolution highlights the contributions to our country by generations of Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders. "Asian Pacific American Heritage Month is a time to celebrate the generations of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have shaped our nation's history. Thanks to … Continue Reading


May 27, 2021

Senators Shaheen and Hassan Introduce Bill to Protect Granite Staters from Unconstitutional Massachusetts Taxes

WASHINGTON -- Senators Jeanne Shaheen, Maggie Hassan and colleagues today introduced legislation that would prevent other states from taxing Granite Staters who telework for companies located in another state. With more Americans than ever working remotely because of technological advances and the pandemic, the Multistate Worker Tax Fairness Act would simplify the tax code by establishing a simple, uniform standard based on physical presence in order to ensure that teleworkers are not taxed unfa… Continue Reading


May 26, 2021

Shaheen Responds to Biden Administration's Push for Supreme Court to Decline Remote Tax Case in New Hampshire

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued this statement in response to the acting U.S. Solicitor General asking the United States Supreme Court not to hear New Hampshire's case against Massachusetts for wrongly taxing residents in New Hampshire: "I'm disappointed by the Biden administration for urging the Supreme Court to decline the case that would reverse an unfair, and I believe unconstitutional, tax burden on Granite State workers, especially those who have been w… Continue Reading


May 26, 2021

Shaheen, Menendez, Colleagues Reintroduce Bill to Restore Reporting on Reproductive Rights through the State Department

**Legislation would permanently require the U.S. State Department to include reproductive rights in its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today joined Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and 21 Senators in reintroducing their legislation, the Reproductive Rights are Human Rights Act. The bill would require the U.S. State Department to include reproductive rights in its annual Country Reports on Human Rights Practices - including re… Continue Reading


May 26, 2021

Shaheen Remarks As Prepared for Delivery Ahead of Hearing with Commerce Secretary Raimondo on Department’s Fiscal Year 2022 Funding Priorities

Shaheen is Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (Washington, DC) - This afternoon, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS) - will hold a hearing on fiscal year 2022 funding priorities for the U.S. Department of Commerce and question Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo on a variety of issues c… Continue Reading


May 26, 2021

NH Delegation Announces More Than $340,000 to Tuftonboro for a New Police Station

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen and Maggie Hassan and Representative Chris Pappas announced a $341,063 grant to Tuftonboro through the U.S. Department of Agriculture to help the town build a new police station. The new, ADA-accessible station will better meet the growing operational needs of the police department, and will include improved staff facilities, a separate entry to ensure privacy and protection for crime victims and witnesses, a secure booking area, more space for evidence … Continue Reading


May 26, 2021

Surface Transportation Reauthorization Bill Clears Senate Hurdle, Includes Shaheen Legislation to Finance NH Transportation Infrastructure Projects

(Washington, DC) - Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works (EPW) cleared the Surface Transportation Reauthorization Act of 2021, comprehensive legislation addressing critical surface transportation infrastructure needs across the country. Shaheen included a key provision in the bill based on her standalone legislation to finance New Hampshire transportation infrastructure projects. The provision, based on her Toll Credit Marketplace Act with Senator Cory Booker (D-… Continue Reading


May 26, 2021

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan Legislation to Support Biodiesel Industry to Lower Carbon Emissions & Bolster U.S. Energy Independence

(Washington, DC)? - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) introduced legislation with a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by U.S. Senators Chuck Grassley (R-IA) and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) to support the biodiesel industry and strengthen America's energy independence. The bipartisan Biodiesel Tax Credit Extension Act of 2021 would extend the current federal biodiesel tax credit program through 2025. In 2005, Congress created the biodiesel tax incentive. As a result of this incentive, the Renewable … Continue Reading


May 25, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan & Kuster Announce $300K in CARES Act Funding to Cheshire County, Greater Keene and Peterborough Chamber of Commerce to Support Economic Revitalization & Development in Monadnock Region

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) - Chair of the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies - along with U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representative Annie Kuster (NH-02) announced that the U.S. Department of Commerce's Economic Development Administration (EDA) will award the Cheshire County government and Greater Keene and Peterborough Chamber of Commerce $300,000. The funding will be allocated through the CARES Act to suppo… Continue Reading


May 25, 2021

Shaheen, Blumenthal Introduce Legislation to Reduce PFAS Exposure Among Service Members & Military Families

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) introduced legislation today to reduce exposure of harmful PFAS chemicals to service members and their families. The PFAS Free Military Purchasing Act prohibits the Department of Defense from procuring, purchasing and selling items that contain per- and poly- fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS), dangerous and toxic chemicals commonly found in many everyday items like food service ware, carpets and rugs, clothing and c… Continue Reading


May 25, 2021

Shaheen & Booker Reintroduce Legislation to Help NH & NJ Finance Transportation Infrastructure Projects

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) reintroduced the Toll Credit Marketplace Act, legislation that would establish a program to help states increase resources for highway and transit projects. The bill directs the Secretary of Transportation to establish a marketplace for the sale and purchase of toll credits, which are accrued when states use toll revenues to invest in transportation projects that benefit the interstate system. While toll credits lack c… Continue Reading


May 25, 2021

Shaheen, Collins Introduce Resolution Condemning Attack on Girls’ School in Kabul & Urging International Support for Afghan Women & Girls

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a bipartisan resolution with Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) in the Senate condemning the recent devastating attack on a girls' school in Kabul that killed over 85 and injured 150 people, and also expressing U.S. solidarity with Afghan women and girls amid the recent surge in violence. The resolution condemns all forms of violence targeting women and supports international efforts to ensure Afghan girls can safely attend school. "We are … Continue Reading


May 24, 2021

Shaheen Hosts Roundtable with NH Small Businesses & Entrepreneurs to Highlight Local Resources Available

? Shaheen hears more about the impact of New Hampshire Small Business Development Centers from Granite State small business owners during today's roundtable discussion (Durham, NH) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) hosted a roundtable discussion at the University of New Hampshire (UNH) highlighting resources available for local entrepreneurs as they recover from the pandemic and grow their businesses. She partnered with representatives from New Hampshire… Continue Reading


May 22, 2021

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Cut Energy Costs for Homeowners, Invest in Clean Energy Jobs & Technology

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) joined a bipartisan, bicameral group led by U.S. Senator Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and U.S. Representative Peter Welch (D-VT), on legislation to help homeowners retrofit their homes to cut their monthly energy costs, stimulate the energy efficiency market for jobs and suppliers, invest in workforce training for this crucial industry and combat the climate crisis by promoting clean, energy efficient technology. Their legislation, the HOPE for HO… Continue Reading


May 22, 2021

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Fund Substance Use Disorder Treatment

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) joined their colleagues in introducing the bipartisan Life Budgeting for Opioid Addiction Treatment (LifeBOAT) Act, which would establish a permanent funding stream to provide and expand access to substance use disorder treatment. "COVID-19 intensified the substance use disorder epidemic in New Hampshire and throughout the country. Families, providers and communities bore witness to how one public health crisis exacerbate… Continue Reading


May 21, 2021

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Protect America’s Small Businesses From Cybersecurity Threats

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH), Chair of the Emerging Threats Subcommittee, joined U.S. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) to reintroduce legislation this week that would protect America's small businesses from the threats of cyber-crimes. "As we see more complex cyberattacks targeting our small businesses, it is imperative that Congress take meaningful steps t… Continue Reading


May 21, 2021

NH Delegation Welcomes Nearly $9 Million from American Rescue Plan for NH to Hire and Train Public Health Workers in Response to COVID-19

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) welcomed the announcement that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will award $8,952,425 to the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services. Specifically, these are funds allocated through the delegation-backed American Rescue Plan that will allow the state and local communities to hire and train public health workers to re… Continue Reading


May 21, 2021

Shaheen Helps Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Bill Banning TSP Board from Steering Federal Retirement Savings to China

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) helped introduce bipartisan, bicameral legislation, the Taxpayers and Savers Protection (TSP) Act, with U.S. Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Todd Young (R-IN), Rick Scott (R-FL) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) to prevent the Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board (FRTIB) from steering federal retirement savings to China. "It's alarming that billions of dollars from the retirement accounts of federal government employees, like our military, are curr… Continue Reading


May 21, 2021

Shaheen Leads Letter to President on Prioritizing Federal Assistance to Lower Deductibles & Out-of-Pocket Costs for Families

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) today led 19 Senate colleagues in sending a letter to President Biden to urge stronger federal assistance to reduce deductibles and out-of-pocket health care expenses for American families. In addition, the Senators asked for support for a long-term investment in premium assistance and closing the Medicaid coverage gap for low-income families in states that haven't expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act (ACA). During negotiations … Continue Reading


May 20, 2021

ICYMI: Shaheen Questions Top CDC Leadership on Agency’s Efforts to Address Meth Overdoses & PFAS in NH

(Washington, DC) - Yesterday, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) questioned Dr. Rochelle Walensky, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC, on the agency's continued efforts to address methamphetamine overdoses, as well as exposure to toxic PFAS chemicals in New Hampshire, during a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing about the CDC's budget for fiscal year 2022. Shaheen is a senior member of the committee… Continue Reading

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